Death Notices

James A. McCoy

James A. McCoy, 88, of Zillah died Thursday, Oct. 24, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.

Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory, Moxee, 509-457-1232.

Dian Kokenge

Dian Kokenge, 80, of Yakima died Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Fieldstone Memory Care in Issaquah.

Arrangements are by Shaw and Sons Funeral Home, Yakima, www.shawandsons.com.

Theodore J. Mahre

Theodore John Mahre, 54, of Grandview died Friday, Oct. 25.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, www.funeralhomesmith.com.

Rodney D. Smark Sr.

Rodney D. Smark Sr., 64, of Yakima died Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Astria Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory, Moxee, 509-457-1232.

Steven J. Skinner

Steven J. Skinner, 64, of Yakima died Saturday, Oct. 19, at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital.

Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory, Moxee, 509-457-1232.

Arlene Owen

Arlene Owen, 95, of Yakima died Friday, Oct. 25, at Cottage in The Meadow.

Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima, www.valleyhillsfh.com.

Virginia Hatfield

Virginia Hatfield, 84, of Yakima died Friday, Oct. 25.

Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima, www.valleyhillsfh.com.

Flora Chezum

Flora Chezum, 88, of Yakima died Friday, Oct. 25.

Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima, www.valleyhillsfh.com.

Death of Note

Ray Jenkins, award-winning journalist

Ray Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who worked as a special assistant for press affairs in President Jimmy Carter’s administration, has died. He was 89.

He retired after being the editorial page editor of The Evening Sun in Baltimore from 1981 to 1991.

— Associated Press

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